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Martial Morality, a Required Discipline in Chinese Kung Fu or Martial Arts Society

Martial Morality, a Required Discipline in Chinese Kung Fu or Chinese Martial Arts Society Martial morality has always been a required discipline in Chinese martial arts society. Teachers have long considered martial morality to be the most important criterion for judging students, and they have made it the most important part of the training in […]

Kung Fu Training: Safest Way to Avoid Common Injuries in Chinese Martial Arts Training

Kung Fu Training: Safest Way to Avoid Common Injuries in Chinese Martial Arts Training Hand Conditioning: Traditionally, iron sand palm provided a method of conditioning the hands, which, once training was completed, would greatly enhance one’s ability to kill or seriously injure an opponent. Iron sand palm was very popular in ancient times, and almost […]

Tai Chi Movement Concept and Essentials

Tai Chi Movement Concept and Essentials. Under regulation of “Root in Tai Chi”, Tai Chi has continually absorbed Tai Chi philosophy and gradually completed composition of philosophy and Quan theory in its long term practice, and now through Quanshu sports (Shadowboxing), Tai Chi may embody elegence of Tai Chi philosophy, exhibit brilliance of rational Tai […]

Tai Chi Chuan: Diagram of Thirteen Trends and Tai Chi Derivation

Tai Chi Chuan: Diagram of Thirteen Trends and Tai Chi Derivation This showed that denomination of Tai Chi was based on comparison with the eight basic movement methods and five forms to the Eight Diagrams, Five Xing and its generated number of “Yi with Tai Chi Diagram”. Except aforesaid analogies on movements & forms and […]

Tai Chi practice methods and ancient boxing table

Tai Chi practice methods and ancient boxing table There are two sorts of sayings in Tai Chi practice methods and ancient Quan tables that compare the  “Thirteen Trends” to generated number of Tai Chi. One was Chen Ziming’s analogy of  “Thirteen” to the generated number of Tai Chi. The derivation procedure of Tai Chi was […]

Chinese Kung Fu Preview: Chi Kung or Qigong and Taoism

Chinese Kung Fu Preview: Chi Kung or Qigong and Taoism Qigong is being used as part of the Traditional Chinese Medication (TCM) in preventive and therapeutic health care. Qi is seen as the vital energy in one’s body to maintain life. Qigong will train one to work on physical to control and exercise this energy […]

Chinese Kung Fu Generates Martial Power or Jin

Chinese Kung Fu Generates Martial Power or Jin Jin or Martial Power, can generally be divided into three categories: Hard Jin, Soft-Hard Jin and Soft Jin. Among these, Hard Jin uses the most muscular power, followed by Soft-Hard Jin and finally Soft Jin. But no matter which Jin, in order to manifest maximum power you […]

Origin and History of Tai Chi: Tai Chi Figures with circled and crossed movements

Origin and History of Tai Chi: Tai Chi Figures with circled and crossed movements Creator of Tai Chi’s early technique, Chen Yuting firstly brought out the term of “Zhukao” in his posthumous work “General Songs of Quan Jing (Boxing Skills) referring to two persons depending on each other with hands and arms, “Crossing” means repeatedly […]

Ancient Chinese Kung Fu and Its Influence on Tai Chi

Ancient Chinese Kung Fu and Its Influence on Tai Chi Chinese ancient Wushu has been developing in thousands of years of simple weapon age on the basis of the philosophy of “One Yin and one Yang forms Dao”. In the middle age of Ming dynasty, the ancient Wushu reached its peak, yet still adhering to […]

Ancient Chinese Kung Fu based on Yin and Yang theory

Chinese Kung Fu with its principle of “To exercise in accordance with Yin and Yang” firstly appeared in a literature of pre-Qin dynasties. Among which the most characterized ones were “A Yue Woman’s Exposition of Swordplay” in the end of the spring and Autumn Period (770—476 B.C.) after Pa Kua, Hsing I or Zhou Yi […]